Articles in Patient Safety Monitor Journal - Volume 17 Issue 9
A finalized Joint Commission standard, along with proposed CMS regulations, place more emphasis on program leadership and providing resources for measurement and action
Patient misidentification has become a primary concern for both IT professionals and patient safety leaders
Recent events in Colorado and Utah underscore the difficulties hospitals have in preventing drug diversion
Patient safety and infection control experts commonly refer to hand hygiene as the simplest, most effective way to prevent disease transmission.
Several months after more than 60 medical experts and advocacy groups called on CMS to remove the pain treatment questions from patient surveys, the agency has announced a proposal to do just that.